Source: Assistant attorney general to be nominated for Labor secretary post
March 9th, 2013
08:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Source: Assistant attorney general to be nominated for Labor secretary post

(CNN) – Thomas E. Perez, now the U.S. assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department's civil rights division, will be nominated to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, a Democratic source said.

A former federal prosecutor and official in his home state of Maryland, Perez was sworn into his current post in October 2009.

If approved, he'd take the position recently held by Hilda L. Solis, a former congresswoman who resigned in January.

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Filed under: Obama administration
December 10th, 2012
07:28 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Boehner meet about fiscal cliff and agree - not to say much

Washington (CNN) - Twenty-three days since they last met face-to-face and 23 days before the fiscal cliff becomes a harsh reality, the two men most pivotal to the contentious budget talks sat down Sunday.

There was no evidence of a breakthrough, though President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at least did agree on something: what, and what not, to say.

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